clarity

Friday, December 12, 2008

if a boy that you like has a girlfriend, wait for it...

he doesn't like you.

if a boy that you like punches you playfully on the shoulder...

he doesn't like you in the way you want him to like you.

if a boy that you like constantly is asking about one of your friends, wait for it...

he doesn't like you.

if a boy that you like doesn't ask you out...

guess what?

he doesn't like you.

yeah, that's what i've always thought.

so what exactly is that book/soon to be movie titled?

he's just not that into you...

yeah, that's it.

wake up ladies!

32 comments:

  1. But if you aren't into him... he will be into you. Because that's how this game works.

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  2. So true... but somehow we all convince ourselves that if we could just change a little then he would SURELY love us! If we weren't really ourselves...

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  3. More girls need to hear the first one more often...if he's holding my hand, flirting probably isn't going to do much, chica!

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  4. Love it! Give it to 'em straight! He's not that into.

    Move on.

    Forget about it.

    Find someone better.

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  5. And if he puts a restraining order on you?

    He loves you. Really. Keep hiding in the bushes outside of his house, it'll pay of one day.

    LOVE this post:)

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  6. Sometimes I punch girls that I like.

    I haven't really learned how to flirt yet.

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  7. this is perfect. it was a long time coming, but I think I've finally learned it. good work.

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  8. im pretty excited this will be a movie! I read the book back when it came out. It is common sense but unfortunately (some) of us tend to live in a glazed over world where ... He said he wanted to be with his friends, does that mean he doesn't like me? or, he likes his friends more? or he never wants to speak to me again?? OMG he hates me! I think it means...he just wants a night out with the guys.

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  9. I can't wait for that movie. haha

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  10. I never read that book, I think I was to afraid of the reality of it. I am excited for the movie though.

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  11. i never read that book because i thought it was pretty much common sense, people like to delude themselves from the reality of the situation...but im excited for the movie :)

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  12. I agree. I thought it was hilarious when all the girls in my sorority were running to the store to buy that book. It all seems fairly obvious to me, too. *shrugs*

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  13. I didn't like that book. It seemed like the basic idea was to tell girls to sit in an ivory tower and WAIT for the perfect man to come along and do all the legwork.

    The basic idea holds true, but life is too full of particulars and nuances to buy into the whole "sit and wait for him" idea.

    Also, YOU are lovely and wonderful. Don't let the man (or men, or whatever) keep you down. Put on something cute and remember how fabulous you are.

    (Also! I linked to my pastitsio recipe! Yay Greek food!)

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  14. So married life isn't that bad, huh?

    I had my husband read that book and he laughed the entire time at was a bunch of crap it was. I agreed.

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  15. Sigh. This book is ridiculous, and so is the idea that people need common sense packaged in poorly-written book form and sold back to them. Guys are the least complex things ever. We'll sleep with anything we're attracted to three seconds after meeting it/them. If we're not making moves - and we are nothing if not an unsubtle gender, because we're also mostly idiots - we're not interested. At least not before three or so more drinks.

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  16. I'm writing "She's just not that into you" It has many key points such as..

    If she says no, maybe she'll sleep with you still
    If she calls the cops, maybe she'll sleep with you still
    If she runs away, maybe she'll sleep with you still.

    this is how we think.

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  17. I never read this book - I'm interested to see how the movie will go!

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  18. this book is hilarious. my roommates and I loved it in college -- too funny even thinking about it.

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  19. I've read this book. Want to know what I found out?? I definitely didn't realize that some of my guy friends in college wanted more according to this book at least.

    I would get punched on the arm and then they would put their arms around me to give me a hug in one flowing swoop and sometimes a kiss on the head.

    I would get asked out to dinner all the time just the two of us and then invited out later with the guys to hang out if I didn't have other plans. And HE would pay.

    My contradictions to this book could go on and on!

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  20. I read Matts quote and I burst out laughing, best comment.

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  21. i love the rationale behind the book but I don't know how true it always is. But that SATC episode was a genius

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  22. Ah, the game of wanting what you can't have... it never ends!

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  23. way to condense it all right there. so on the dot with it all :)

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  24. This should be put on a Hallmark card. This way you can make millions. And not only the guy who wrote the book.

    But for real!

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  25. ugh, but it still sucks.

    can't wait for that movie though.

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  26. Yes but if you could just get his attention he might see how truly wonderful you are and that you are the ONE and then he will show up at your apartment in a limosine and bring you roses and tell you he loves you and that he's been blind and to please come and live happily ever after with him.

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  27. Albeit an over simplified book, I think it is a great line that every girl should have filed in her head and willing to accept it!

    Bah.

    I had a recent:

    If he doesn't reply to your email asking him out for a drink after work, then he just isn't that into you.

    Unfortunately that is true!

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  28. grrr i hate that book. no good news at all...

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  29. Yay! I *cannot wait* to see it :)

    Too bad we have to wait until mid-February to see it -- just in time for Valentine's Day so girls have an excuse to go in droves to see it (as if we needed one), I suppose. . .

    -Kelly

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